2 Toddlers Injured in Bouncy House Accident

Unsecured bouncy house flew 30 feet in the air, witnesses say.

ByABC News
October 12, 2014, 8:39 PM

— -- Two toddlers were injured, one critically, when they were trapped inside a bouncy house at a Halloween festival in New Hampshire that was swept up 30 feet in the air by a gust of wind.

The two brothers, 2 and 3 years old, were both hospitalized, with the younger boy in critical condition.

The toddlers climbed into the bouncy house while it was in a restricted area of Sullivan Farm, in Nashua, that was supposed to be off limits to the attendees of the festival.

Witnesses said they saw the bouncy house fly up in the air before it came crashing down in a neighboring orchard.

The 2-year-old boy was airlifted to Tuft's Medical in Boston, and the 3-year-old was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and is expected to be OK.

"This is so unfortunate, it wasn't meant to be used. I just hope the kids are OK," co-farmer Gary Bergeron told ABC affiliate WMUR-TV in Nashua, N.H.

He said the bouncy house was only inflated so it would dry out after rains hit the area on Saturday.

"It was in a restricted area," Bergeron said. "It wasn't open to the public and it was unfortunate, two kids got into it and some wind picked it up and took it away with the kids in it."

Nashua Police and Fire, and the State Fire Marshal's Office were investigating the incident.